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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Foxtail Millet Pesarattu-Thinai Pesarattu Dosa Recipe-Healthy Dinner Recipes

Foxtail Millet/Tenai pesarattu is prepared with foxtail millet and whole green gram (pachai payaru). It is very easy to prepare and makes a healthy and filling breakfast/dinner. With plenty of finely chopped onions, fresh coriander leaves and few curry leaves, it tastes awesome. Today we will learn how to make thinai pesarattu following this easy recipe. (English: Foxtail, Hindi: Kangni, Tamil: Tenai, Telugu: Korra, Kannada: Navane, Malayalam: Thina)  

Thinai pesarattu-Foxtail millet pesarattu
Thinai Pesarattu with Coriander chutney and Idli Milagai Podi - Fresh Orange Juice

Foxtail Millet Pesarattu-Tenai Pesarattu

Foxtail Millet Pesarattu-Thinai Pesarattu

 Prep Time : 15 mins (excluding soaking and fermenting time)
 Cook Time : 2-3 mins per pesarattu
 Yields:10 Pesarattus
 Recipe CategoryMillet Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

  Foxtail millet -1 cup
  Whole green gram -1 cup
  Red chillies-4
  Green chillies -2
  Onion -2-3
  Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  Salt to taste
  Coriander leaves chopped - 2 tbsp


Wash and soak foxtail millet and whole green gram together for 5-6 hours. Grind it coarsely just like adai with red chillies, green chillies, ginger, needed salt and little water. The batter should neither be too thick nor too thin.

Leave it to ferment for 5-6 hours. If you want to prepare it for dinner, soak it in the morning and grind it before noon.


Before making pesarattu, add finely chopped onions and coriander leaves to the batter.

Heat a tawa on medium flame, take a ladle of batter and pour it in the center. Spread it in a circular motion just as you do for dosa. Drizzle a tsp of oil around the pesarattu. Using the back of the ladle make holes in the pesarattu so that it will get cooked well. Drizzle a little oil in the holes also.

When the corners start lifting up, flip the pesarattu to the other side. Drizzle another half tsp of oil around the pessarattu.

Once cooked remove from tawa and serve hot with any chutney or sambar or idli podi.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.

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  1. Healthy dosai:)

  2. I love that you keep posting healthy recipes very frequently....😍

  3. Wow super sister. Im going try this weekend. Ymmmmmy

  4. thanks for very healthy recipie

    can u name the brand of foxtail millet available in u.s


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